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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The finalists have been announced at the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists

The category finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium.

Open to international candidates aged 21 years and younger, this year’s competition is held in four age categories.

The 2019 Category A Finalists (10 years and younger) are:

  • Anisiya Artemova (9, Russia)
  • Diana Borchardt (9, Germany/Poland)
  • Anton Carus (10, United States)
  • Khanui Erdenebat (10, Mongolia)
  • Kai Gergov (8, Bulgaria/Japan)
  • Defne Güngör (9, Turkey)
  • SuMin Kim (10, South Korea)
  • Lorenz Lentschig (10, Germany/Canada)
  • Noa Martinez (10, France/Japan)
  • Riisa Nakahara (10, Japan)
  • Nguyen Le Nguyen (10, Vietnam)
  • Denis Ryabovol (10, United States)
  • Nil Ipek Sabi (10, Turkey)
  • Himari Yoshimura (7, Japan)

The 2019 Category B Finalists (11 to 13 years old) are:

  • Câtâlin-Dumitru Advahov(13, Moldova)
  • Noga Barlev (12, Israel)
  • Hyunjung Cha (12, South Korea)
  • Bianca Ciubancan (13, United States/Romania)
  • Marie Veronica Helling (13, Germany/Poland)
  • Tao-Yuan Hsiao (11, Taiwan)
  • Emiri Kakiuchi (12, Japan)
  • Seoyul Kim (11, South Korea)
  • Zofia Olesik (13, Poland)
  • Anastasia Pavlova (12, Ukraine)
  • Milena Pioruńska (14, Poland)
  • Marcel Sutedja (11, Netherlands)
  • Naz Irem Turkmen (12, Turkey)
  • Mirella Ziegler (13, Germany)

The 2019 Category C Finalists (14 to 17 years old) are:

  • Leonid Anikin (18, Russia)
  • Jessica Jin (16, Austria)
  • Kyota Kakiuchi (15, Japan)
  • Juseon Kim (16, South Korea)
  • Miquel Galdon Muñiz (17, Spain)
  • Małgorzata Pasierbska (14, Poland)

The 2019 Category D Finalists (18 to 21 years old) are:

  • Kanau Ariga (19, Japan)
  • Leon Blekh (19, Netherlands)
  • Amber Emson (18, Germany/United Kingdom)
  • Samuel Hirsch (19, Switzerland)
  • Kanon Kobayashi (21, Japan)
  • Selma Spahiu (19, Sweden)
  • Rika Tanimoto (18, Japan)
  • Ayaka Uchio (21, Japan)
  • Taishin Yamamoto (19, Japan)

The 2019 jury comprises: Igor Tkatchouk (President), Dora Schwarzberg, Shirly LaubGeorge TudoracheTetiana Le MenestrelMuhammedjan Turdiev, and Roman Fedchuk.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artists Daniel Lozakovich and Lara Boschkor.


PICTURED: 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists Category B Finalist, 12-year-old Emiri Kakiuchi from Japan

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